Winston Chu

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Winston Chu (徐嘉慎) (born 1940 in Hong Kong) is lawyer and activist.

Early years and education[edit]

Chu received his secondary school education in Hong Kong, after which he furthered his studies in the United Kingdom. He graduated from University College London with a Bachelor of Laws degree and became a solicitor. Chu was also an Honorary Law Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong. He served on the Town Planning Board[1] from 1988 to 1996.

Society for Protection of the Harbour[edit]

In 1994, Winston Chu founded the Society for Protection of the Harbour to preserve Victoria Harbour. From that time onwards, he worked together with his partner Christine Loh (陸恭蕙) to protect the Harbour.[2] On 11 October 2003, Winston Chu announced his resignation as Chairperson of SPH due to personal threats to his family and was replaced by Loh.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rising Storm on Hong Kong's Vanishing Harbor". New York Times. 19 June 1995. Retrieved 20 January 2010. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Courts protect our imperiled waterway - at least for the time being". The Standard. 14 August 2006. Retrieved 20 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Environmental Law Sharpens its Teeth". Mondaq. 3 February 2004. Retrieved 20 January 2010.